but while the cherries bloom,
what of it?
Painting by Guido Reni: Drinking Bacchus (c. 1623)
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A cicada shell;
It sang itself
Painting by John Constable: The Cenotaph (1836)
Though it will die soon
The voice of the cicada
Shows no sign of this.
Photo: Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini) in the last scene of the last episode of The Sopranos (2007)